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Karnataka Exit Polls Live Updates: Close BJP vs Congress
Karnataka Exit Polls Live Updates: Close BJP vs Congress

Karnataka Poll LIVE: Five exit polls have shown as much, although most of them have given the Congress a modest advantage. Also, predictions suggest that HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal Secular is likely to play as the kingmaker. 113 seats make up the majority among the assembly's 224 seats.

For the ruling BJP, the stakes are high, but for the opposition Congress, which wants to retake power, the stakes are far higher. The party of Mr. Kumaraswam

Here are the latest updates on the results of the exit polls: 

Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge  cast his vote in Kalaburagi's Basava Nagar and said the Congress will come to power with a majority.

"Congress will win with a resounding majority and take office. Exit polls show that Congress is the single-largest party. There is no discussion of forming a coalition with any other party, particularly JD(S)," claimed Jagadish Shettar, a Congress leader who defected to the BJP just before the election. 

M. Kharge, the leader of the Congress, has been voting in this Karnataka booth for 55 years. at Kalaburagi's Basava Nagar, Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge voted and predicted that his party will win a majority.

"For the past 55 years, I have cast my ballot at that polling place. I believe that my party will gain the majority and take office as a result of public enthusiasm, said Kharge. 

BJP's BS Yediyurappa: "No Question Of A Hung Assembly"

"Even now, I am 100 percent certain that we will form the government with a majority of votes. A hung parliament or a coalition government are not a possibility, but the national leadership will make the final decision. The issue of uniting with JD(S) at this time does not arise because we are expected to receive 115–117 seats. Let's wait and see, says BS Yediyurappa, a senior member of the BJP.

Exit Polls Are Exit Polls, Can't Be 100% Accurate: Chief Minister of Karnataka

"Exit polls are exit polls; they cannot be completely accurate. We will attain a resounding majority and establish the government. According to Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister of Karnataka, we should wait until May 13.

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